Carolyn Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Carolyn:
A feminine form of the Latin Carolus, which is a cognate of Charles (full-grown, a man, a freeman). Var: Carey, Cari, Carri, Carrie, Kari, Karrie.
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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- Nicknames for Carolyn
Carrie, Lyn, Callie, Cal, Carol, Carly, Carney, Cara, Linny, Linnie, Linna, Lynna, Lynnie, Carebear, Caro caloherin
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Meaning: Free man; little and womanly; female version of C/Karl: Strong woman
- Famous real-life people named Carolyn
Carolyn Bessette Kennedy
Carolyn Ann Rogers, painter extraordinaire and the best mom ever
Carolyn Jones, 1950s and 60s Tv and movie actress
- Carolyn in song, story & screen
Carolyn, song by Black Veil Brides
"Carolyn", song by Merle Haggard
"Sweet Caroline" song by Neil Diamond